Monday, March 20, 2017

Walmart Greeter Marcus Polk Was Stabbed

A well-known and beloved Walmart greeter with special needs in Corsicana is recovering after an unprovoked attack while he was at work.

Marcus Polk, 43, was released from the hospital after being stabbed in the back. He says he doesn’t know his alleged attacker but had seen him before and had even greeted him.

The stabbing victim is no ordinary Walmart greeter. Polk is known and loved by scores of people in Corsicana for his ever-present smile and hearty hugs.

The incident happened just after noon on Wednesday. Polk had his back turned when without apparent provocation a young man walked into the Walmart, stabbed him multiple times and then ran off.

While Polk was rushed to the local hospital, police posted grainy surveillance pictures of the attacker on social media and got a tremendous response.

The attacker was found about half a mile away and was arrested without further incident but refused to answer questions. Police did not find the weapon and will not name him until he appears before a judge Tuesday morning.

"I have no idea who he is. I have never made any kind of connection with him in my entire life,” Polk said. “I try to respect every single person in the whole world." Source: FOX4NEWS

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24-Year-Old Edwin Gonzalez Killed In Crash

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the name of the passenger killed in a vehicle crash on the city's Northwest Side.

Edwin Gonzalez, 24, was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by another vehicle around 1:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Potranco Road.

Police said the accident occurred near the intersection of West Military Drive, and that witnesses told them that the light appeared to be changing colors at the time of the collision.

The driver of the car that was hit was taken to University Hospital in serious condition.

The other two people inside the car were taken to University Hospital, but are expected to be OK, police said. Source: KSAT

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Teacher Sarah Madden Fowlkes Arrested

The Lockhart Police Department says a female teacher at Lockhart High School turned herself after they issued a warrant for her arrest for an improper relationship with a male student.

Police say Sarah Madden Fowlkes, 26, is suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old male student at the school.

Interviews determined that the student had been in contact in person and by message with Madden Fowlkes, and that during their encounters the school Fowlkes engaged in sexual contact with the student. Source: KEYETV

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10-Year-Old Piper Faust Killed At Rodeo

A community near College Station is mourning the loss of a tiny rodeo competitor who died Saturday, March 18 before entering the ring.

Ten-year-old Piper Faust was waiting to compete in barrel racing at the Caldwell, Texas rodeo when her horse rolled on top of her, KBTX reports.

Her parents told the TV station that Faust was a fierce competitor who excelled in dance, softball and other activities, but spent the last few months focusing on her rodeo event.

The Southeast Texas Youth Rodeo Association posted the following on Facebook: "We are still in shock at the loss of sweet Piper. We will be honoring her memory at the next rodeo. I will post details soon." Source: CHRON

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Byron Sessions (33) Died During Jail Booking

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 33-year-old man who was in the process of being booked into jail when he passed out and died, Saturday.

Deputies say Byron James Sessions, 33, of Nederland, was arrested by Port Arthur police officers on a criminal trespassing charge around 9 a.m.

Investigators say as officers escorted him to the jail, Sessions passed out. Medical personnel started CPR and Acadian ambulance also responded.

Sessions was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m. An autopsy has been ordered.

The District Attorney's office, Jefferson County internal affairs, Port Arthur police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are all involved in the investigation.

Sheriff Stephens says no altercation happened prior to Sessions passing out. Source: 12NEWSNOW

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Dr. Sherilyn Burroughs Murdered By Husband

A SWAT team standoff in Richmond ended Sunday afternoon after a husband who was barricaded in his home killed his wife and then took his own life, Fort Bend County deputies said.

The incident started at 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of River Cliff Court when a family asked officials to check on the man's wife.

Inside an upscale neighborhood, filled with grand gates, huge homes and manicured lawns, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies spent Sunday collecting evidence and trying to determine why a husband would murder his transplant surgeon wife and then kill himself.

“What we have is a husband-wife situation. It looks like he took her life sometime Saturday evening and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound today”, says Detective David Williams.

The murder victim, Dr. Sherilyn Burroughs, was a respected transplant surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital.

A doctor who specialized in liver and kidney transplantation, liver surgery, liver disease and Crohn’s disease. Source: KPRC

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